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“As an orthodontic resident interested in a career in academia, I was not clear on how to prepare myself. However after attending AAL’s Academic Leadership for Residents program, I now feel much more confident and with a broader view on how to excel as an educator, researcher, and leader in academia. It was a very inspiriting experience and now feel that I’m ready to take that next step toward my future goals!”

University of Illinois at Chicago
College of Dentistry

Dr. Xuanyu Lu, 

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